Our task for the Late Night Stampers challenge this week was to create quick and simple cards that could be offered for a beginning class. I decided to go with one Designer Series Paper Pack and One Stamp Set plus a Greeting Set to keep it even simpler (KISS = Keep It Simple Stamper). I choose Washington Apple DSP, the beautiful Flower Fancy Stamp set as well as the Thank You Kindly Stamp set (since I always need thank-you cards anyway). The coordinating colors in Washington Apple DSP are Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue.
This first card uses a fun, graphic print from the DSP pack along with Brocade Blue and Riding Hood Red mats and a little 3/8" Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon. I used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig for all three cards to make sure I was positioning the outline stamp correctly over the first stamp. Click on any photo to see it larger. I also tore the bottom edge of the Whisper White and Riding Hood Red layers.
This second card uses the wider stripe pattern from the DSP and some of the So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon from Sale-a-bration. Both of the two-step flower stamps used Pumpkin Pie Ink. The sentiment is stamped with Black Stazon ink.
This final card is my favorite of the day, I think. It's quick and simple but very bold and dramatic with it contrasting colors. I used the flower cluster from the stamp set and colored directly on the rubber with a So Saffron and Mellow Moss Marker. The outline stamp was stamped with Black Stazon ink. The card base is Basic Black and the first layer is Riding Hood Red with the side edge punched with the Scallop Eyelet Border Punch. The DSP is the polka-dot pattern. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and punched out with the Large Oval Punch and then layered on a Basic Black Scallop Oval punchie. I finished it off with some 1/4" Black Grosgrain ribbon and a bow! Just lovely!
I have one class kit that is available right now -- the Top Note Purse Favors Kit. These little purses are so pretty for spring and quick and easy to put together with my partially assembled, pre-cut and pre-scored Kit. For more information or to order your kit today, click HERE!
Just a reminder that I'm running a Many Marvelous Markers Special through March 31st! This is such a great deal. When you purchase the set of Many Marvelous Markers, you will receive approximately $120 in FREE merchandise. Yep, that's right -- I said it was an incredible deal! See all the details HERE!
It's hard to believe that Sale-a-Bration is almost over for 2009 but there's still time to take adavantage of this once-a-year opportunity! The promotion is good through the end of the month as well! This is the Stampin' Up! BIG sale of the year. With every $50 purchase, you receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration product from the brochure (includes Stamp Sets, Ribbon and Papers). Click HERE to see the brochure online!
Have a great weekend everyone! And don't forget to make some time for Stamping!